The medicinal features of bishofit were discovered by accident — the workers in the boreholes during contacting with brine have noticed that their pains in the joints were eased, and physical lassitude was removed after hard working. In the late eighties bishofit of Volgograd deposit (Russia) has become very famous. Ministry of Health recommended treating inflammatory and dystrophic diseases of peripheral nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Soon bishofit near Poltava was discovered.
By its origin bishofit is a salt sediment of Ancient seas in which all life on our planet was born. Namely by this it has wonderful affinity with intracellular human medium and all wildlife and renders its beneficial action. The main bishofit element — magnesium is named as mineral of life. For the first time the mineral with the same content was discovered by the German scientist Gustav Bishof, and it was named bishofit in his honour. As it turned out Poltava deposit is the most ancient and the deepest, and the mineral by itself has the broadest medical features.
The methods of bishofit application in clinical rehabilitation, in sanatorium-and-spa treatment, physiotherapy, in sport medicine have been worked out. Bishofit reduces inflammation, improves regeneration, stimulates local immunity and metabolism. Poltavskiy bishofit consists of up to 400 grams of clean minerals per liter: up to 100 grams — magnesium ions, big quantity of iodine, bromine, silicon and microelements — iron, zinc, selenium, molybdenum, copper and others. Namely this mineral complex gives important biological features to bishofit.
However, as it was discovered not all types of bishofit are so useful. A great deal of bishofit is extracted for technological goals — construction, oil extraction, chemical industry. Technical bishofit (magnesium chloride) has weak health-improving features, and it can even harm due to allergy and skin irritation. For example, the bishofit deposit in Turkmenistan is located near surface, and bishofit itself does not have any medical features. Therewith less then 1% of bishofit is extracted and developed specially for medical-rehabilitation and health-improving goals in Poltava region.
Bishofit is well known and loved for its natural health-improving features in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and now in Baltic countries and Eastern Europe. Sanatoriums which have its natural sources (sea salt, medical mud, mineral waters) with bishofit help effectively complete local natural resources by combining and improving their effectiveness and renewing the methods. Poltavskiy bishofit has become a godsend for those sanatoriums which have natural sources of narrow medical profile, for example, for water usage. Because you know, people go to health resort with variety of problems (joints and spine, in the first place). Poltavskiy bishofit gives a possibility for integrated treatment and expansion of indications for patient referral to specialized resorts. The department of rehabilitation and physiotherapy of many medical institutes of higher education, Ukrainian scientific research institute of medical rehabilitation and balneology have researched and continue to research bishofit of Poltava deposit for expansion possibilities of its usage in medicine.
The ways of bishofit application are: – locally, on affected joints, nervous plexes, spine, — with medical apparatus: electrophoresis, ultrasound, magnet, heatings with ozocerite and paraffin, with Bioptron, in professional massage and manual therapy. Genaral hot wrappings with bishofit (which give strong medical effect even when chronic arthrosis and osteochondrosis) are developed. In general baths magnesium mineral bishofit reduces arterial pressure, deletes stress, improves sleep, and due to this it is used in rehabilitation of cardio logical and neurological pathologies.
At home bishofit is used for the joints pains with heating, compresses and massages. Effect after mineral application is often visible at the next day.
So, Poltavskiy bishofit is a natural mineral, natural health-improving preparation with scientifically researched action.